The BTSA is proud to be working with Best Practice Network/Outstanding Leaders Partnership to deliver local, high-quality National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) to colleagues across the Essex area.
THE FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR AUTUMN 2023 INTAKE OF NPQs IS SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2023 SO APPLY NOW!
THE DfE HAVE CONFIRMTHAT FULL FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL STATE-MAINTAINED SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES.
NPQs offer teachers and leaders clear development opportunities and career progression to support effective leadership, which in turn enhances pupil outcomes and fosters positive change in schools. DfE funded NPQs offer the following advantages:
- Enhance staff retention by providing professional development opportunities that empower leaders, improve job satisfaction and build expertise.
- Attract talented educators, offering a pathway for growth and advancement, ultimately creating a positive and fulfilling work environment.
- Comprehensive and Local: Your school leaders will engage with a diverse network of educational professionals, sharing knowledge, experiences and best practices, all while addressing the unique challenges of our local educational landscape.
Training is fully funded by the Department for Education (DfE), with small schools also receiving up to £800 in additional funding toward staff release, which allows schools to invest in the growth and potential of their leaders while optimising resources for other essential initiatives.
The NPQs available are:
For teachers and leaders who want to develop their expertise in specialist areas of teaching practice:
NPQ for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
NPQ for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
And the following new NPQs in collaboration with Teach First:
NPQ for Leading Literacy (NPQLL)
NPQ for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)
DfE accredited National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for school leadership:
NPQ for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
NPQ for Headship (NPQH)
Early Headship Coaching Offer (EHCO)
NPQ for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)
Applying for an NPQ programme
Final application deadline is Sunday 8th September 2023 for the Autumn 2023 intake.
Once registered with BPN/OLP, their website will direct applicants to also register for their NPQ on the DfE's new NPQ applicant portal. This secondary registration will ensure participants access funding and are certified for their completion of the programme.
The DfE has also introduced additional payments to small schools to enable them to support their teachers and leaders to undertake NPQs. This 'Targeted Support Funding' will give a grant payment of £200 per participant to settings with 1-600 pupils, for every teacher or leader employed that participates in an NPQ. Organisations that are eligible for NPQ funding will also be eligible for targeted support funding. For further information, please view attached flyer: DfE Targeted Support Funding
The team at Best Practice Network can be contacted through the live-chat function of their website or you can send enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When applying please select Benfleet TSA from the drop down list of delivery partners when prompted. This will help ensure your allocation to our partnership and access to local delivery.
For full details of the suite of NPQs available, please view: BPN-OLP NPQ brochure or select individual NPQs for details:
Should you require further details regarding NPQ delivery within our area or support to complete your NPQ application, please email Denise Mair, BTSA Manager email@example.com and she will be very happy to assist.